Part of a collection of nine bottles of laphroaig from the cellars of an estate in oxfordshire. these bottles were inherited by the vendor from his father, who passed away in 1985, and have remained in the same cellar for over 35 years.Read More
1 bottle Laphroaig 12 Year Old. Old Liqueur Scotch Whisky. Bottled 1950s. D Johnston & Co (Laphroaig) Ltd. Laphroaig Distillery, Isle of Islay. Metal twist cap with Laphroaig branded foil seal. No box. No capacity stated although equal to 75cl. 80 proof. Level into neck. Heavily deteriorated label.
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Laphroaig 12 Year Old 1950s. D Johnston & Co (Laphroaig) Ltd. Laphroaig Distillery, Isle of Islay
Part of a collection of nine bottles of Laphroaig from the cellars of an estate in Oxfordshire. These bottles were inherited by the vendor from his father, who passed away in 1985, and have remained in the same cellar for over 35 years.
All of the Laphroaig bottles collected by us are for sale in this auction. Three different variations of Laphroaig bottles were found in the cellar.
This Laphroaig was bottled at 80-proof and has a neck label indicating that the whisky is 12 years old. We believe that this is the first Laphroaig 12-year-old official bottling from this era to be discovered in modern times.
As the label reads ‘D Johnston & Co (Laphroaig) Ltd’ this whisky was most likely bottled soon after the incorporation of D Johnston & Co (Laphroaig) Ltd in 1950.
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